TOP 3 holiday cocktails

TOP 3 holiday cocktails

INGREDIENTS
For a sparkling cocktail with kiwi:
400 ml champagne
1 kiwi
2 tbsp. l pineapple juice
2 tsp honey
ice

For cranberry-vanilla cocktail:
50 ml of vodka
50 ml cranberry juice
250 ml champagne
1 vanilla pod
ice
cranberry and vanilla pods for serving

For tangerine cocktail:
200 ml champagne
60 ml of vodka
150 ml tangerine juice
2 tbsp. l pomegranate seeds or cranberries
2 tangerines
two branches of thyme
ice

STEP-BY-STEP COOKING RECIPE
Step 1
Tangerine cocktail. Cut the tangerines into thin circles. Fill two glasses of ice with mugs of tangerines and pomegranate seeds.
Step 2
Pour vodka and tangerine juice into glasses and add champagne. Garnish with thyme sprigs.
Step 3
Sparkling cocktail with kiwi. Peel the kiwi, chop and put in the blender bowl. Add pineapple juice and honey, whisk until smooth.
Step 4
Pour 3/4 cup champagne into each glass. Halve the puree and pour into the glasses. Serve with ice cubes and mint leaves.
Step 5
Cranberry Vanilla Smoothie. Cut the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds. In a shaker, mix the vanilla seeds, vodka, cranberry juice and ice.
Step 6
Pour the cocktail into tall glasses and add sparkling wine. Garnish with cranberries and vanilla pods.

TOP 3 holiday cocktails
TOP 3 holiday cocktails

Stuffed baked meatloaf with surprise

Stuffed baked meatloaf with surprise

INGREDIENTS
onions — 1 onion
garlic — 2 cloves
fresh chopped parsley — bunch
fresh chopped basil — 2 branches
stale breadcrumbs — 0.5 cups
milk — 100 ml
boiled small chicken or quail eggs — 6 pcs.
pork tenderloin — 1 kg
beef (minced meat) — 500 g
grated parmesan — 0.5 cups
egg — 1 pc.
vegetable oil — 2 tbsp.
meat broth — 1 l

STEP-BY-STEP COOKING RECIPE
Step 1
Peel and chop onion and garlic. Wash, dry and finely chop the parsley and basil. Soak bread crumbs in milk. Shell eggs. Cover the pork tenderloin with a film and beat off into a thin layer.
Step 2
In a bowl, mix ground beef with soaked breadcrumbs, parmesan, onions, garlic, herbs and a raw egg. Knead thoroughly. Place cooked minced meat in the center of the pork tenderloin.
Step 3
Press the eggs into the minced meat at an equal distance from each other.
Step 4
Roll up the roll. Bandage with twine.
Step 5
Fry the roll in hot oil for 4 minutes. from each side. Transfer to a baking dish. Pour the broth, cover and put in the oven preheated to 200 ° C for 1.5 hours.

If the surface of the roll starts to burn, it should be covered with a sheet of foil.

Stuffed baked meatloaf with surprise
Stuffed baked meatloaf with surprise

Chinese cookies with predictions

Chinese cookies with predictions

INGREDIENTS
sugar — 100 g
chicken egg — 1 pc.
lemon (zest) — 1/2 lemon
salt — 1/3 tsp
raw almonds — 60 g
cinnamon — 1/2 tsp
nutmeg — 1/4 tsp
foil
butter — 110 g
flour — 150 g
15 pieces of predictions

STEP-BY-STEP COOKING RECIPE
Step 1
Grind cold butter with sugar, beat with a blender. Add the lemon zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, egg to the oil mass and beat the mixture until smooth. Peel and fry the almonds in a skillet.

Grind in a blender. Mix flour with salt, baking powder, nuts, add to the butter and egg mixture. Knead soft pasty dough. Put in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Roll out the dough on a dusty flour surface, cut out the stars.
Step 2
Predictions are wrapped in foil, put in the middle of each star. Cover each cookie with a second half, flatten the edges a little so that the cookies are held together. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 190 ° C. Cookies should brown from the edges.
Step 3
Sprinkle hot cookies with powdered sugar. Cool. You can decorate each cookie with a picture of a Chinese character using a red food coloring in a pencil.

Chinese  cookies with predictions
Chinese cookies with predictions

Baked spicy pork ham

Baked spicy pork ham

INGREDIENTS
soy sauce — 4 tablespoons
thyme — 1 small bunch
sage — 1 small bunch
Zira — a pinch
pickled onions — 20 pcs.
whole pork ham — 3 kg
garlic — 1 large head
for brine
marjoram — 1 tablespoon
juniper (berries) — 1 tbsp.
brown sugar — 0.5 cups
black pepper (peas) — 2 tbsp.
laurel leaves — 5 pcs.
salt — 1 cup
allspice peas — 2 tbsp.
dry rosemary — 1 tablespoon

STEP-BY-STEP COOKING RECIPE
Step 1
For brine, boil 3 liters of water with salt, sugar, herbs and spices, allow to cool completely, pour into a large container, add another 4 liters of boiled water, mix. Cut the skin from the ham, leaving a layer of fat 1.5 cm thick.
Step 2
Place the ham in brine for 12 hours, then turn over and salt for another 12 hours (all this time keep it in the refrigerator).
Step 3
Make deep cuts in the ham and stuff it with pickled onions and garlic cloves. Pour the ham with soy sauce, wrap in several layers of foil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. per 0.5 kg of meat plus 20 minutes. on the whole piece at 180 ° C.
Step 4
Then unfold the ham, drain the juice that has stood out into a saucepan and evaporate in half, adding thyme, sage and zira leaves. When serving, pour meat over the sauce.

Baked spicy pork ham
Baked spicy pork ham

Candied orange in chocolate

Candied orange in chocolate

INGREDIENTS
chocolate flakes — 100 g
sugar — 1 kg
orange — 6 large
chocolate (70% cocoa) — 300 g

STEP-BY-STEP COOKING RECIPE
Step 1
Wash the oranges, peel with a knife along with the white part. Cut the peels into strips (7 cm long and 0.8 cm thick), pour 500 ml of water and cook for 10 minutes, drain and repeat 2 more times so that the bitterness leaves the zest.
Step 2
Pour the prepared peels with 1 liter of cold water, add 250 g of sugar, cook over medium heat for 20 minutes. Add another 250 g of sugar, cook for 15 minutes. Repeat the operation twice more, using all the sugar.
Step 3
So that when glazing the syrup does not spoil the chocolate, after cooking discard candied fruits on a sieve to stack the syrup, then blot with a napkin. Temper chocolate.
Step 4
Glaze candied fruit by dipping them in liquid chocolate. Shake off excess chocolate so that there are no smudges, and sprinkle chocolate flakes on top. Leave the chocolate to solidify.

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